Ohio: Kent State Univ Press, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 4to; 10.25 inches tall; 262 pages with index and bibliography; illustrated in both color and b/w plates and in-text drawings.
New / New. Item #15443
The combined text and illumination forms a valuable social document describing these Parisian women and their preoccupations, pleasures, and attitudes toward death and the life they are leaving. The manuscript thus affords an occasion for social, historical, and anthropological insight. Because it post-dates the popular printed editions published by Guyot Marchant in Paris beginning in 1486, it also offers an opportunity to study the dynamic interactions between manuscript and print, between popular and high culture, in the early years of the Renaissance.
The book contains reproductions of each manuscript folio, five in full color, a transliteration and translation into English of the text (on facing pages), and explanatory chapters by Ann Tukey Harrison and by art historian Sandra L. Hindman.